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Last chance to buy tickets for CJFE gala in Toronto next week

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) hosts its 17th annual gala at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York hotel next week on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. The special Night to Honour Courageous Reporting event will celebrate the work of individuals — in Canada and abroad — who risk their jobs, freedom or even their lives in their quest to bring us the truth. The CJFE gala brings together Canada’s leading figures in media, business, and academia and features a photo exhibit and award presentations, including the prestigious International Press Freedom Award.

CJF J-Talk: Breaking the Big Stories

Investigative journalists uncover scandal and corruption, exposing secrets individuals and institutions want hidden. Their relentless enterprise and initiative leads to the big stories that provoke change and serve the public interest.

On Thursday, November 27, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) hosts a special discussion presentation in Toronto with Kevin Donovan, investigative reporter and editor with the Toronto Star, and Diana Swain, senior investigative journalist with CBC News.

The seasoned reporters will share the stories behind their biggest recent exposés. Paula Todd, investigative journalist, author, and broadcast and digital media professor, will moderate this discussion on the secrets of responsible reporting and why investigative journalism matters to the future of news. 

More webinar options for Newspapers Canada members

Members of Newspapers Canada have more options than ever for training and professional development, thanks to two new webinar partnerships with the Inland Press Association and Online Media Campus.

Newspapers Canada members can now access webinars from both organizations on a wide range of topics, some at discounted rates. We also continue to offer our own series of live webinars and recording them for later purchase as archived webinars, and as a member, you can get them at half price. That’s a combined total of 200 webinars, and growing. With so many webinars to choose from, there’s sure to be something for everyone. And at these great rates, whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you can sign up for a webinar to further your personal interests or keep your skills current and advance your career.

Upcoming webinar covers news feature photography tips

Award-winning photo editor Moe Doiron from the Globe and Mail will share his tips and tricks in the next installment of Newspapers Canada’s Winner’s Circle webinar series. Join us on Thursday, December 4 for an hour-long training session with the top prizewinner in the News Feature Photography category at this year’s National Newspaper Award.

This session is recommended for novice and veteran photographers as well as photo editors and multimedia journalists. And don’t worry if you can’t attend the webinar live; register for the event online and you’ll receive a digital recording of the presentation to view at your own convenience.

Mashable editor Jim Roberts to speak at next week’s CJF J-Talk

New York based journalist Jim Roberts, the executive editor and chief content officer of Mashable, is the featured speaker at the Canadian Journalism Foundation's upcoming J-Talk event in Toronto on November 17. Roberts will join Globe and Mail media reporter James Bradshaw in Toronto to discuss the various challenges Mashable faces in balancing journalistic credibility with innovative forms of viral storytelling that connect with digital audiences.

Upcoming webinar highlights award-winning youth engagement initiatives

Today's youth are tomorrow's newsmedia consumers, and what better way to learn about engaging the next generation than to see the best examples of young reader engagement initiatives from this year’s Great Idea Awards. Join us on November 20 for a new webinar with inspiring presentations from community and daily newspapers.

Featured speakers include:

  • Norm Coyne, Prince George Citizen
  • Tim Reeves-Horton, Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin
  • Dave Hamilton, Campbell River Mirror
  • Kelly Montague from the Hamilton Spectator

This next installment in our Winners' Circle webinar series is open to all departments but particularly suited for editors, ad managers, marketing managers and special projects coordinators.

Creative sports photography session added to fall webinar series

Learn how to capture intensity and emotion in sports photography during Newspapers Canada’s upcoming webinar: Sports Photography: Beyond Peak Action on Thursday, January 29.This educational session will be led by award-winning sports photographer Amber Bracken of the Edmonton Sun. Bracken has covered some of Canada's biggest breaking news and sporting events and received a National Newspaper Award for her work in 2013. The webinar is recommended for sports photographers, photojournalists and photo editors.

Mashable’s Jim Roberts to speak at upcoming CJF J-Talk in Toronto

New York based journalist Jim Roberts, the executive editor and chief content officer of Mashable, is the featured speaker at the Canadian Journalism Foundation's next J-Talk. Roberts now leads the editorial team and oversees editorial strategy and operations at Mashable, a popular news source for the "Connected Generation," with 40 million monthly unique visitors and 19 million social media followers.

He joins Globe and Mail media reporter James Bradshaw in Toronto on November 17 to discuss the challenges Mashable faces in balancing journalistic credibility with innovative forms of viral storytelling that connect with digital audiences. The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring the major issues and challenges shaping journalism.

Webinar archive offers newspaper training at your fingertips

Looking for professional training for less? Newspapers Canada’s offers members access to over 50 unique educational webinars at the low price of just $25 per session. Presentations cover a diverse variety of topics (editorial, circulation, digital, ad sales, management) and are led by media experts from across North America. Visit our Webinar Archive today to view the selection of on-demand training options, which includes the latest presentations from our Winner’s Circle webinar series.

Learn how to uncover new revenue opportunities with Big Data

Big Data is an aggregation of information from and about the users of your websites and other digital products. By using that information to improve your services, newspaper can deliver better results for readers and increase revenue.

On October 30, Newspapers Canada hosts a free webinar presentation with speaker Peter M. Zollman who will show you how to unlock new revenue opportunities, improve engagement and strengthen your bottom line by using existing Big Data from your classified and marketplace services. Anyone who is interested in learning how information from websites and digital services can be used to improve business, serve audiences better, and increase revenue should attend this free, content-rich, one-hour presentation.

Speaker: Peter M. Zollman, Founding Principal, AIM Group, is a renowned expert and speaker in the online classifieds / interactive media industry with over 35 years of experience.

What will the webinar cover?
The webinar will cover the use of Big Data by classified advertising companies around the world to improve their services, deliver better results for their users and advertisers, and increase their revenue.

Who should attend:

  • The webinar is open to all levels in all departments. It is highly recommended for:
  • Publishers and group executives
  • Digital media executives
  • Media webmasters
  • Classified advertising directors
  • Those in marketing and advertising sales


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